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Hometown Sports Report 3-26-08

The second Foothill League golf match once again yielded no surprises, as West Ranch and freshman sensation J.J. Holen picked up win number two in as many attempts.  Valencia came home second, with Hart third.


The number one boy’s volleyball team in the country continues to coast, taking their league opener.  Valencia easily swept West Ranch 25-15, 25-16, and 25-18.  Golden Valley took out Canyon three games to two, and Hart beat Saugus three to one.


ARCO Thieves Caught In Washington

Duo suspected in coastal crime wave caught in Washington.


Two suspects who were being sought in connection with as many as 80 incidents of theft from ARCO "PayQuick Island Cashier" (PIC) machines, totaling more than $230,000 in cash losses, are now in custody in Chehalis, Washington. 


Skaters And City Reach Agreement For Skate Park

Remedy found as both groups have a meeting of the minds.
One potential firework has been defused. Santa Clarita skateboarders who were upset over the proposed temporary closing of the City’s only skate park have found a reasonable solution.


The City had announced one month ago that the existing skate park at the Santa Clarita Activities Center would have to be closed for a period of four months while a new, much larger skate park was built.


Kellar Files Final Amended Form 700s

List of clients included in disclosure of commissions since 2002.


Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar filed what he hopes are the last set of amended Statement of Economic Interests with the city clerk Tuesday afternoon.

Kellar had been questioned about income from real estate commissions greater than $10,000, which are required to be listed on the Form 700 statements that are filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission in Sacramento.

KHTS Endorses Kellar, Spierer

The following is a KHTS Editoral

As our City Council elections draw closer on Tuesday, April 8th it’s clear who is taking the high road and who, the low. After careful consideration, KHTS recommends you vote for Bob Kellar and Bob Spierer for City Council.



Hometown Sports Report 3-25-08

Former Saugus High basketball head coaches Jeff Hallman and Eric Olsson didn’t stay semi-retired for long.  Both Hallman and Olsson have signed on to assist head coach Chuck Martin at The Masters College.  Olsson and Hallman both played for the Mustangs in the late 70’s and have been friends ever since.


J.J. Holen and the West Ranch golf team continue to impress in the pre-league schedule.  The Wildcats knocked off Quartz Hill 377-409 and Holen once again was a medalist with a 1-under 70 at the Robinson Ranch Mountain Course.


Smyth Anti-Pornography Bill Moves Forward

Bill now moves to Appropriations Committee.


A bill that would criminalize posting a minor’s picture on websites containing obscene matter has moved out of the Public Safety Committee and is on its way toward approval.

AB 2104, authored by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, would make preparing, posting, or publishing a photograph or image without the minor’s consent punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, a fine or both. The bill now goes to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Local Design Company Racks Up 4 Regional Awards

Watters Edge Design wins big at the Los Angeles ADDY Awards. 


The 2008 American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Contest has been referred to as, "the world's largest and arguably toughest advertising competition" and in order to win, creativity is key.  The judges want something that will catch your eye and is unique, and they agreed that Watters Edge Design exemplified those qualities in 4 different designs.  

Hometown Sports Report 3-24-08

Hometown Sports Report 3-24-08


The Golden Valley Grizzlies got a strong performance from pitcher Cassie Herrera on their way to a 12-0 win over Hoover on Saturday.  The Grizzlies take on Crescenta Valley today at Golden Valley.


The Valencia Vikings girl’s track team took home third place at the Santa Barbara Easter Relay’s yesterday.  The Vikings boy’s took home fourth, while the JV team took home first place.


Traffic Legend Slowing Down To Enjoy Life

Santa Clarita deputy said to have ticketed three generations of Santa Clarita youth.


A deputy sheriff whose name is often preceded by “The Legendary…” – or something not printable on a community website – is retiring this week from what he calls “the greatest job in the world.”


Tommy Banks, who has issued more than 30,000 traffic tickets in the Santa Clarita Valley over his 34-year career, is putting his patrol car in park and taking up pursuits he never had time for, like traveling.